Developmental psychologist / Makes Sense of Food Play
Handy hints to tell if your little one loves a taste, or not....yet!
Little ones are born with a preference for sweet tastes which gives them a liking for energy-rich breastmilk from the very start. However, it makes it trickier to introduce bitter tasting vegetables like broccoli, green beans or spinach!
Research shows babies who are introduced to a variety of single veg, early + throughout the weaning journey are more likely to accept + grow up eating veg than those who are given just fruits.
Babies can pull all sorts of faces when they try a new food + even if they look reeeally disgusted, it doesn’t mean they won’t accept the food after a few tries.
Spot these yummy-isms for signs that your little one is loving the food:
Look for these signs to know if you should try the same taste another day:
Remember to keep trying...it can take up to 8 tries to like a new food!
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